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S. Korea's FM meets counterparts from U.S. and other countries to tackle Omicron
Updated: 2021-12-22 13:08:59 KST
South Korea has announced new plans to fund vaccines for developing countries, taking part Wednesday in a virtual meeting hosted by the U.S.
Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong attended the meeting with his counterparts from around ten other countries led by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
Chung said next year, as announced previously, Seoul aims to contribute 100 million U.S. dollars to the COVAX facility, which supplies vaccines to developing countries, and he announced a new plan for Seoul to offer 15 million dollars in funding for countries in Africa.
South Korea also explained what it's doing to stop the Omicron variant, including its booster shot policy and social distancing measures.
Reporter : yoonjm@arirang.com